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Paediatric Tracheostomy: Best practice approaches for children needing support with communication and feeding

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Paediatric Tracheostomy: Best practice approaches for children needing support with communication and feeding

What is this course?

This is an accessible course that aims to develop practitioners understanding of the paediatric patient who requires a tracheostomy. We live in an age where there is a rise in the complexity of the patients who we are seeing with communication and feeding difficulties. With the advance in medical interventions, we are also seeing a greater number of patients who are surviving and integrating into society but who require more invasive interventions such as a tracheostomy and ventilation. This course aims to deepen our understanding of the reasons for tracheostomy. It will delve into the impact on development, communication and feeding and the best ways in which us as MDT practitioners should be supporting the whole needs of these patients pre-operatively, acutely and at home. This course will explain procedures, people and equipment that we may come across when working with these patients. It aims to use best practice, practical visual experiences, case studies and active discussion from the audience.

Start date Monday 7 March 2022

Further date/s Monday 14 March 2022

Time 9.30pm - 12.30pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00-£120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

Course presenter: Brenda Carty

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Brenda Carty is a passionate and experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist who has worked for over a decade supporting paediatric patients with complex medical, communication and swallowing aetiologies. Brenda has a specialist interest in acute tracheostomy and neonatal care. Brenda currently works as a paediatric and neonatal intensive care therapist at the Royal London Childrens Hospital which is a level 3 NICU, tertiary setting and a major trauma centre. She has helped establish their integrated paediatric intensive care therapies team, and the first UK MDT paediatric tracheostomy ward round.

Brenda has published articles in the Journal of Neonatal Nursing and Journal of World Health and Dentistry. Her work on paediatric tracheostomy outcomes and airway malacia were selected and presented at UKSRG 2020. She is tirelessly committed to the improved care and delivery of services for babies and children with tracheostomy

Why attend this course?

• Attend this course if you work in or are interested in learning more about the current research and management of paediatric patients who require a tracheostomy.
• The course will present up-to-date research looking at what is the best practice for supporting the communication, feeding and wellbeing of these patients.
• It will deepen your understanding of the reason behind the need for a tracheotomy, potential changes to physiology and impact on feeding and communication.
• It also aims to present the importance of the MDT, interventions and management.

Who is this course for?

• Highly relevant to Speech and Language Therapists working with or interested in working with paediatric patients with complex feeding and communication needs including tracheostomy
• Speech and Language Therapy students
• Paediatric physiotherapists working on PICU

Course topics

• What the research is telling us about the role of the Speech and Language Therapist in paediatric Tracheostomy
• Exploring the reasons for tracheostomy and making them real
• Physiological changes on airway, swallowing and voice after surgery
• Standards of care. Are we doing them?
• Speech, language and communication needs in a paediatric patient with a tracheostomy.
• Understanding the equipment
• The role of the MDT in caring for a patient with a tracheostomy
• PMV Speaking valve use. Debunking the myths and presenting the benefits

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